Ama Menec - Sculptor
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                 The Hare In The Lane wall hanging sculpture, based on an encounter I had with a hare, at midnight on my way home from the studio.    Back view of the Female Red Kite showing the magnificent tail.    Detail of the Ceramic life-sized Buzzard with a copper wash by Ama Menec.    Moose Cow with Crack Willow leaves and catkins wall hanging sculpture by Ama Menec.    First Patinated Foundry Bronze Buzzard close up face detail by Ama Menec

I am passionate about the need for wilderness and the plight of Britain's endangered animals. My animal sculptures and wall plaques focus primarily on threatened species in the UK, and celebrate the success stories and are stylistically inspired by etchings, woodblock prints, early 20th century illustration and Art Deco stone carving. My earliest influences as a teenager were the Natural History, Archaeology and Anthropology museums of Cambridge, and they inspire me still.

My figurative sculptures reflect a 25 year fascination with our earliest pre-history and of later Archaic Greek stone sculpture. I hope to widen the appreciation of ancient sculptures of women by re-interpreting them for the modern world. I am also influenced by early 20th century stone carving, the qualities of line and use of negative spaces, but coupled with the colour only really possible with ceramics.

All my ceramic sculptures are made from a combination of slab-forming, coiling, carving, press-moulding and hand modelling using a variety of clays. The images on this website are to be seen as a guide only, and if you are interested in buying a specific sculpture, contact me and I shall email you jpeg pictures of the latest sculptures I have of that type in the studio.

I am presently moving into working with foundry bronze for my fully 3D animal sculptures, and have a new website specifically for the Foundry Bronze sculptures.

Detail of Wolf and Raven Plaque with purple glaze.     Wren wall hanging sculpture the art deco style background.

Detail of Wild Boar wall Plaque by Devon artist Ama Menec.     Detail of Horseshoe Bat wall plaque by Ama Menec.

Forthcoming 2014 Exhibitions

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Selected artists promotion, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF 2nd June - 24th August.

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Dittisham Arts Festival, Dittisham Village Hall, Dittisham, Devon, TQ6 0ES 8th - 10th August.

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Studio warming party 23rd August 4pm to 8pm.

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Devon Open Studios, Unit 7 Coombe Park Studios, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7DY 6th - 21st September.

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Sculptures to be featured in a forthcoming book by Schiffer Publications 'Wildlife Art Today' by Cindy Ann Coldiron Spring 2015.
 

Pegasus Wall Plaque by Ama Menec at Borde Hill Gardens, Sussex.    Detail of 'Dreaming' ceramic sculpture at Borde Hill Gardens, Sussex, by Ama Menec.

Close up of Nile Goddess sculpture at Borde Hill Gardens, Sussex.     Nile Goddess sculpture and urn at Borde Hill Gardens, Sussex.

Studio Address: Unit 7, Coombe Park Craft Studios, Ashprington, 
Totnes, Devon, UK, TQ9 7DY.
Mobile:(+44) 07
943 803551

Studio open to the public 11am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday.
Please phone first if making a special journey.

 Coome Park pottery and sculpture studio, in the beautiful South Hams, welcomes visitors and is open to the public Monday to Saturday 11am to 6pm.

 Terracotta wall plaque of a frog in a garden with large green leaves and gravel    Adder wall plaque with lichen glaze in a garden on wooden sleepers with plants behind

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Images may not be copied or used without permission of the artist.

Website design by Ama Menec.
Photography by Lea Phillips, Ama Menec and Bethany Love.
Last edited on 19th July 2014